Slovakia 10, 000 Demonstrators Protest Against Corrupt Politicians In Bratislava
Approximately 10,000 people, including many students, gathered in the centre of Bratislava, Tuesday, to protest against the corruption of politicians. This is the biggest demonstration in Slovakia since the 'Velvet Revolution' in 1989.
SOT, Karolina Farska, Protest organiser (Slovak): "Our money and the money of our parents go to the pockets of oligarchs instead of to the people. Corruption in Slovakia increased so highly that we, the students, have to do something immediately."
SOT, David Straka, Student and protest organiser (Slovak): "The State just ignores our problems. Our country is not for us but for the oligarchs. We demand a change but they are saying it's not possible."
SOT, Jan Gresso, Actor (Slovak): "I ask all the State employees - police, prosecutors, intelligence services - who have a clear conscience to be brave and don't help hiding corruption cases."
SOT, Tomas, Law student (Slovak): "It's not normal that, if you want to arrange something in the State office or court, or in public administration, you have to pay a bribe."
SOT, Michal Kascak, Musician (Slovak): "I believe we don't have to pay with our own freedom for imaginary security, and that fear from non-existing things created by our politicians will not prevail over humanity and fellowship."